Mike Bandar

Mike Bandar

Mike Bandar

Co-founder, Hopper

Mike is a founding Partner of Turn Partners, a startup studio focused on the acquisition, turnaround and creation of online businesses.

Along with partner James, Mike led the turnaround of the niche-dating agency Toyboy Warehouse, achieving over 2000% revenue growth in 18 months. Turn Partners are also behind Hopper, the Instagram scheduling tool, which became a profitable standalone business within 3 months, servicing clients in over 55 countries within 12 months. Turn Partners also run the influencer marketing agency Real Tribe as well as a small investment portfolio.

Mike is a graduate from Aston Business School and has owned and operated businesses since the age of 15. His background is mainly within sales, marketing and startup enterprise with experience ranging from the position of Head of New Business at a global advertising agency to providing independent consultancy for clients such as PETRONAS oil.

Mike has recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Aston University for his contribution to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, making him one of the youngest ever recipients of a DSc.

Recently announced as listed on the 2016 Maserati 100, Mike is celebrated as one of the UK’s successful entrepreneurs who gives his time to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

His main focus is now within Turn Partners as well as providing startup and enterprise training to individuals, institutions and corporates across the world.